Blackhat was first discovered in September 2017 in enterprise cloud environments. Blackhat is found in environments with a number of different names, including Blackhat H.F.D, etc. For a full list of all names, please see below.
|First Seen||September 2017|
To better understand Blackhat, we can trace it’s origins. Below is a snapshot of Blackhat’s genealogy.
|HiddenTear » MoWare H.F.D » Blackhat H.F.D|
Behavior of Blackhat
Blackhat is known to target specific file types. Below are all known file types that Blackhat is known to infect.
In some cases, ransomware will update the modified date, when it encrypts files. Blackhat unknown the last modified date of the file it targets.
Characteristics of Blackhat
Here are some of the unique characteristics that are helpful to know about Blackhat.
Some ransomware will change or append a suffix to the end of the file after they are encrypted, including changing the extension of a file. Here are some of the possible suffixes that Blackhat ransomware is known to change.
Not all ransomware leaves a note. However, some ransomware leaves the infected party instructions on what the user should do to get rid of the ransomware, or satisfy the ransom. This often involves transferring money, often bitcoin or another cryptocurrency to a designated wallet.
Below are the type(s) of notes, content, and typical locations where Elastio has found ransom notes from Blackhat.
These are the names of the executables that contain the undetonated ransomware payload for Blackhat.
|Executables||MoWare H.F.D.exe, Blackbat.exe|
Ransomware often links to external pages such as payment pages, telegram contacts, etc. Below are some of the URLs Elastio has found to be associated with Blackhat.
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